Community Health Systems Crisis Clinician (part-time) in Waukegan, Illinois


Vista Health System is looking to hire a part-time Crisis Clinician. This Crisis Clinician will primarily work 24hours a week with flexibility to work more. Must be available to work Sunday's 8am-4pm and an overnight weekend shift which rotates amongst the staffs.


Conducts the initial assessment which includes prior treatment history, previous medications, health screen, family dynamics and risk factors. Respond to inquiry calls regarding services. Provides appropriate information and referrals. Oversees the admission process including appropriateness of the admission, completion of all required admission paperwork, pre-certifications and benefit verifications and coordination with the Physician, Social Worker, U.R. Coordinator and treatment team. Obtains billing and insurance information, unit/program assignment, etc. Knowledgeable and able to explain Hospital programs and services. Understands and considers basic growth and development needs specific to the age and population served. Provides accurate and complete information to Hospital Administration and physicians regarding admissions, referrals, discharges, etc. Assures compliance with all applicable laws, codes, rules and regulations that pertain to psychiatric admissions. Maintains all data/records regarding the intake and admission process. Obtains, organizes and has current information regarding discharges, bed availability, admission times, etc., level of care assessments as needed. Has a strong understanding of the department computer systems. Assures that maintenance of a safe and sanitary environment. flexibility

*Travel to other Vista Health sites will be required (2 Waukegan location & Lindenhurst)


Master's Degree in Psychology or Social Work required

One of the following required: LSW, LCSW, LPC or LCPC

One year of experience preferred

Hospital experience preferred

Job: Behavioral Health

Organization: Vista Medical Center West

Location: IL-Waukegan

Requisition ID: 1737839